Mexican prosecutors have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for the friend of Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old North Carolina woman who was found dead last month while on vacation with friends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
According to local media, Daniel de la Rosa, the attorney general for Mexico’s Baja California Sur, the extradition process was underway for the suspect in the death.
Robinson was traveling with college friends from Winston-Salem State University when she was found dead in a vacation rental property.
Mexican officials have not yet named the suspect or the names of Robinson’s friends but confirm she is a U.S. citizen believed to be in the United States. No one has yet been charged in the case.
“There is already an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged, responsible for these acts, a friend of hers,” the prosecutor said.
De la Rosa says the death didn’t result from a fight but from “a direct aggression that this person made.”
“We are already carrying out all the relevant procedures, both the Interpol file and the extradition request,” he noted.
An autopsy shared by her mother, Salamondra Robinson, shows that her daughter died from a broken neck.
Since the 25-year-old’s death, a video surfaced of someone in the traveling party attacking her in a bedroom while she was naked. A man who appeared to be filming the shocking assault is heard questioning Shanquella, saying, “Quella' can you at least fight back?” The time and date of the filming has not been verified.
“All I've been doing is just crying trying to figure out what happened,” Bernard Robinson said of his late daughter. “I can't even be a grandfather, can't even walk her down the aisle, she's gone.”
A representative for Villa Linda 32, the property where the group was staying, told WJZY that the concierge contacted a doctor who attempted to revive Shanquella, but to no avail. She was declared dead at 3 p.m. local time.
Robinson says he vows to find out the truth while investigators, now including the FBI, search for answers.
"By the grace of God, I think I am going to get to the bottom of this,” he added. “God ain't gonna fail. It's going to come out. I'm not giving up. I am very confident that I am going to have peace of mind."